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Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Memphis, TN.

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Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community

About Us

Meet Our Home Care Team

Darrell Doane, Franchise Owner

Darrell Doane, Franchise Owner

After a long history in marketing with medical companies, in 1996 Darrell and his wife Susan decided to purchase the local Home Instead franchise. Darrell's success has been chronicled over the years with several industry and franchise awards, but in the midst of such accolades, his top priority has always been giving back to the community. This genuine compassion for the well-being of others is especially evident in the time he and Susan contribute to the local Boys and Girls Club, and the American Heart Association. Today, this franchise includes Home Instead offices in Memphis (TN), Southaven (MS), and Oxford (MS)​​.

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Blair Draughon, Accounting Coordinator

Home Instead is personal to me because one day we will ALL need help aging gracefully. Caring for seniors in the last stage of their life has changed my every day outlook/attitude (teaching me wisdom, grace, fortitude, and time is our most valuable possession) while teaching me the epitome of the Golden Rule! Growing up my oncology nurse mother was my hero! She taught us to have a heart for people and gave us the tools (education/training) to help those who cannot help themselves. My goal for Home Instead is to be known as the agency that provides senior care with excellence (as caring for our own parents and grandparents). The biggest lesson learned over the last ten years in home care – it is a blessing to be a blessing!

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
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Clare Evans, LPN, Director of Human Resources & Training

Home Instead is personal to me because at an early age I cared for my mother and once I realized God gave me a caring heart and healing hands I knew I wanted to share those gifts with others. It is an honor to take care of seniors and I know a time might come when I will depend on others for the same. I was raised to respect seniors and every day I strive to do that with honor and devotion, and working for Home Instead gives me that opportunity.
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Latrisa Smith, Accounting Coordinator

Home Instead is personal to me because I always wanted to help disabled and elderly people. I grew up taking care of my grandmother who was disabled and elderly and I saw how it can affect the family also. My position at Home Instead is not hands-on but Administrative work. As an Administrator, I can still make their lives easier by taking care of their home health paperwork to ensure they receive their services as needed. I am willing to be their Administrative Advocate, so they know someone cares about even the smallest details of their home health care.
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BJ Allen, Scheduling Coordinator

​Home Instead is personal to me because I wake up every day knowing that I have helped someone maintain their independence longer and that I have helped make life more manageable for our clients. It gives me the opportunity to do meaningful work that changes lives, families and our community. Knowing that families depend on us and rely on us to care for their love ones warms my heart knowing we have made a difference for them.
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Phillip Kennedy, Director of Marketing & Client Services

​Home Instead is personal to me because we are in the business of helping people. This company embodies my favorite Latin phrase "ad meliorem vitam aliorum " which means " to improve the lives of others." The team here goes above and beyond trying to provide the best support that we can to the people we serve. Coming from a family of caregivers, I am very thankful to be a part of a team that genuinely cares about the communities we serve.
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Dee Agee, Scheduling Manager

Home Instead is personal to me because I have been a Caregiver for a long time and now I get the chance to support our Caregivers from the office and make sure our clients are matched with the best possible Caregiver for their needs.  It is a great joy to be able to continue to serve seniors in my role.
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Aline Nifasha, Administrative Coordinator

"Home Instead is personal to me because since I was a little girl, I always wanted to help disabled and elderly people. Everyday, I wake up with so much joy, knowing I'll be making a difference in someone life and just that itself warms my heart. Like my mother always say " Do good and good will follow you". I am blessed beyond measure for the opportunity to help our clients and their family get the care they need. I feel like I am in God's place at God's perfect time."

Our Team

Your Home Instead team in Memphis, TN possesses a heartfelt desire to work with seniors in the community. It is our ultimate goal to forge extraordinary relationships between our clients and their Care Professionals.

When you are ready for help, our caring staff is on call to quickly answer your questions and accommodate your senior services needs.

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